Off the Vine
THOUGH Shawn Mendes is the biggest star to be discovered on the Vine ap p so far, he is certainly not the only one hoping to make the leap from six-second snippets to radio superstar.
Here’s a look at some others:
Jack & Jack
Hails from: Omaha Known for: The 19- year-old pals Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson started with comedy Vines before turning to pop-leaning rap, including the Calibraska E Pf rom last summer which hit the Top 5 on the rap and R& B charts.
Latest release: Tho ugh the Jacks are working on their debut album this year, their mo st recent release is on the latest single from Jericho’ s Madison Beer, All For
Love, which seems fitting since Beer and Gilinsky are dating.
Hails from: Jamaica Known for: His Shmoney Dance, which went viral on Vine in 2014, led to the To p 10 hit Hot and a deal with Epic Records.
Latest release: Shmurda’s rise was halted after his arrest for alleged involvement in violence and drug trafficking in Bro o klyn. His trial is set to start in May and he say she has been working on music while in jail.
Us The Duo
Hails from: Lo s Angeles Known for: The married co up le Michael and Carissa Alvarado ( p ic) first made their name with #6 second covers, where they tackled an assortment of current and classic hits.
Latest release: They are currently working for Republic Records on the follow-up to the No Matter
Where You Are album, which hit the To p 30 in 2014.